Monday, 27 June 2011

Copie d'une oeuvre du Bernin


This statue, which stands at the end of the Swiss lake, is a copy of Bernini's and Girardon's work 'Louis the 14th as Marcus Curtius'. The original statue is now kept inside the palace orangerie.
Cette statue qui s'élève au fond de la pièce d'eau des Suisses est une copie de l'oeuvre du Bernin modifiée par Girardon, "Louis XIV sous les traits de Marcus Curtius". L'original est conservé dans l'orangerie du château.

18 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est pas bien de copier, j'vais le dire a la maitresse, non mais.
J'aurais mis la deuxieme en grand format, j'aime bien l'espace dans la photo

Thérèse said...

Une belle effigie. Mais j'avoue qu'il me faudrait apprendre pas mal sur le sujet...

Jack said...

I imagine the sculptors were obliged to depict the king as handsome. I wonder what he really looked like. Probably his ears stuck out and his eyes crossed.

Randy said...

Those are really decorative.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a very elegant sculpture Ciel, just exactly what you would expect to find in Versailles.

Woody said...

I'm happy to hear they moved the original indoors. Acid rain and pollution will send the it to an early grave.

The reproduction is beautiful. Imagine trying to copy that!

Regina K said...

I wonder what Louis the 14th did look like now that Jack has provide such an image in my mind. It is a good thing the original is indoors, I wonder the state of the original.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

The original did not have the helmet on the head, but had long hair hanging down his back which the King did not approve so they had to redo the head, and thus, this is the second and accepted by the King version. King Louis XIV was quite handsome actually, but he had a large pronounced nose which when he saw depicted asked if he really looked like that. He had brown hair, but wore wigs, dark and blonde, and was very, very attractive in appearance. No crosseyes at all, Jack! You bum! I am a Louis XIV fan! LOL!

Doug Hickok said...

It is good the original is kept safe inside. Like the David in Florence. These are wonderful images... I especially like the second one for scale and the way the greens are lit by the lovely sunlight. The statue is brilliant.

Birdman said...

Some grand work here.

brattcat said...

beautiful light on this ornate sculpture. loved the mosaics yesterday, too.

JM said...

I'm glad you posted both shots. Also glad to know the original is well kept, it's a gorgeous sculpture!

VP said...

I know the copy in the Cour Marly, in the Louvre.

Malyss said...

Jack me fait rire!
Tu as combien de congé maladie?tu te sens mieux quand même?..

T. Becque said...

I give up in trying to find unique words to describe the beauty and wonders of your home!

Halcyon said...

Such beautiful details!

EG Wow said...

The workmanship is incredible!

Francisca said...

The light in the second shot is marvelous. Quite the statue!